The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > Princely Family of Monaco

Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #401  
Old 07-02-2009, 05:18 PM
Nathalie Cox's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: in a corner of ..., Argentina
Posts: 2,702
^in that pic Grace looks stunning, and as Elly C said, i've never seen it before. She was such a beautiful, classy and elegant lady!
__________________

__________________
* * The eyes are the mirror of the soul* *
The Impossible is what the mind can not imagine ...
  #402  
Old 07-02-2009, 06:25 PM
sandsla's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Posts: 438
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elly C View Post
I think the way Grace developed her role as Princess in Monaco was very much to her credit. She instigated so many tradition and patronised many good causes so that she made Monaco a place that attracted a great deal of worldwide publicity and interest. Accounts indicate that she initially found it difficult to adjust to the traditions of Palace life, but gradually won people over with her dedication & charm. Monaco must may have seemed a cage at times, but over time she managed to find a way to "break out" & take her place on the international stage.
I think so too but I originally thought perhaps at first when she was young and still at the peak of her own career it might have been hard for her to give it all up so early and that she might have had some regrets, but I was pleased to see an interview she did not long after she became Princess of Monaco where she had the maturity to see her new position to do something altruistic and I think she had the kind of sincerity as to the type of person she really was, even while still so young. In that interview she seemed to know exactly what she was doing and where her life was going. It made me believe that perhaps she missed certain things but still had few regrets in her life.
__________________

__________________
  #403  
Old 07-02-2009, 10:04 PM
rrinvan's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Costa Mesa, United States
Posts: 278
I browsed through the Paul Burrell-authored biography of Princess Diana.

He mentioned that during the pre-wedding ball, he took care of the table with Diana and Princess Grace, and noted that Grace was the most beautiful woman he ever saw and that she even outshone the bride-to-be.

I found this admission to be extremely sensational. This is a man who worked for one of the icons of beauty and fashion of recent years, and he still is deeply struck by Princess Grace and mentions it in his book on Diana. He also mentioned that Diana was deeply saddened by Grace's death, and that she considered Grace as the epitome of beauty and fashion. She even called one of her dresses her "Grace Kelly" dress.
__________________
  #404  
Old 07-03-2009, 12:10 PM
Elly C's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Worcester, United Kingdom
Posts: 1,692
Quote:
Originally Posted by royrrules View Post
I browsed through the Paul Burrell-authored biography of Princess Diana.

He mentioned that during the pre-wedding ball, he took care of the table with Diana and Princess Grace, and noted that Grace was the most beautiful woman he ever saw and that she even outshone the bride-to-be.

I found this admission to be extremely sensational. This is a man who worked for one of the icons of beauty and fashion of recent years, and he still is deeply struck by Princess Grace and mentions it in his book on Diana. He also mentioned that Diana was deeply saddened by Grace's death, and that she considered Grace as the epitome of beauty and fashion. She even called one of her dresses her "Grace Kelly" dress.
That's really interesting royrrules Do you know which dress she meant?
__________________
  #405  
Old 07-05-2009, 12:05 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: ******, Spain
Posts: 2,670
I know princess Diana really admired princess Grace ,and the dress you refer I think, was the black one ,Princess Diana wore, in her first meeting with princess Grace
__________________
  #406  
Old 07-05-2009, 12:18 PM
queenofthelight's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 3,350
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZUBIAUR View Post
I know princess Diana really admired princess Grace ,and the dress you refer I think, was the black one ,Princess Diana wore, in her first meeting with princess Grace
Dear Zubiaur, you have known so many facts of Grace Kelly.
It's time to write your own book of Princess Grace.
__________________
"I've had happy moments in my life, but I don't think that happiness - being happy - is a perpetual state that anyone can be in. Life isn't that way." HSH Princess Grace of Monaco.
  #407  
Old 07-05-2009, 02:24 PM
Glistening Seas's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: london , United Kingdom
Posts: 1,056
Red face Glistening Seas

We too had wondered which dress DIANA talked about being her PSSS GRACE dress.

Perhaps the strapless that made such a stir when DIANA wore it on an outing with Prince Charles
__________________
Glistening Seas-United Kingdom
  #408  
Old 07-06-2009, 07:15 PM
rrinvan's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Costa Mesa, United States
Posts: 278
I will get the book in order to quote it exactly, and give you the actual page number. I don't think it was the one she wore in their first encounter because based on what I have read, Diana wasn't too happy with the low cut of that gown. And she was much more reserved and shy in those early years.
__________________
  #409  
Old 07-06-2009, 07:42 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: ******, Spain
Posts: 2,670
This is the dress:
http://i27.tinypic.com/ou01s7.jpg
http://i32.tinypic.com/5cznd0.jpg
Princess Diana was very nervous when she met Princess Grace for the first time,because Grace was her favourite actress.Diana told the designers of her dress to design for this night something special, to met her favourite actress because Princess Diana was a fan Of princess GraceTwo great fairytale´s princesses together,two icons of style,my two favourite princesses together
__________________
  #410  
Old 07-06-2009, 07:50 PM
Nathalie Cox's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: in a corner of ..., Argentina
Posts: 2,702
It was really cool that Diana and Grace got to met each other. They were the two fairy tale princess of the XX Century. And they both share somewhat the same tragic destiny. They will always be remembered as two icons of style and as great human beings too
__________________
* * The eyes are the mirror of the soul* *
The Impossible is what the mind can not imagine ...
  #411  
Old 07-09-2009, 09:41 AM
queenofthelight's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 3,350
Princess Grace in mid-70s.


http://i28.tinypic.com/2q86c7b.jpg (1974)
http://i29.tinypic.com/24nl5xz.jpg (the same year)
http://i31.tinypic.com/2ai1npk.jpg (1976)
__________________
"I've had happy moments in my life, but I don't think that happiness - being happy - is a perpetual state that anyone can be in. Life isn't that way." HSH Princess Grace of Monaco.
  #412  
Old 07-10-2009, 09:59 PM
ChantalC's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 838
Quote:
Originally Posted by queenofthelight View Post
Princess Grace looks so elegant in these pictures. I noticed Princess Caroline in the background in the last picture. Thank you for posting these pics, queenofthelight.
__________________
  #413  
Old 07-10-2009, 10:51 PM
Nathalie Cox's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: in a corner of ..., Argentina
Posts: 2,702
Great pics! I've neer seen them before, thank you queenofthelight. In the last pic we can see that Caroline inherited her mother's beautiful smile.
__________________
* * The eyes are the mirror of the soul* *
The Impossible is what the mind can not imagine ...
  #414  
Old 07-12-2009, 10:29 AM
mdeledda's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 151
http://i29.tinypic.com/rgxoqg.jpg
(Other Images Press, 1962)
__________________
  #415  
Old 07-12-2009, 10:34 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: ******, Spain
Posts: 2,670
Great pic mdeledda,a pic I have never seen before.The dress is pink and it has a camafeo.It is one of my favourite dresses of her.Thanks for posting
__________________
  #416  
Old 07-12-2009, 11:04 AM
queenofthelight's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 3,350
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdeledda View Post
http://i29.tinypic.com/rgxoqg.jpg
(Other Images Press, 1962)
This photo is one of my favourite ones. Princess Grace is thirty one years old at this photo. She looks relaxed and really happy, with a sincere smile on her face.
I appreciate all work, which you have done in the Monaco thread.
Thank you, Mdeledda.
__________________
"I've had happy moments in my life, but I don't think that happiness - being happy - is a perpetual state that anyone can be in. Life isn't that way." HSH Princess Grace of Monaco.
  #417  
Old 07-12-2009, 12:39 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: ******, Spain
Posts: 2,670
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdeledda View Post
http://i29.tinypic.com/rgxoqg.jpg
(Other Images Press, 1962)
This is the dress:
http://i30.tinypic.com/2w2logi.jpg
http://i25.tinypic.com/9gys05.jpg
__________________
  #418  
Old 07-13-2009, 06:21 AM
queenofthelight's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 3,350
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZUBIAUR View Post
Yes, this Princess Grace's dress is simply adorable and one of my favourite outfits of hers.
I like her white suede glovers.
__________________
"I've had happy moments in my life, but I don't think that happiness - being happy - is a perpetual state that anyone can be in. Life isn't that way." HSH Princess Grace of Monaco.
  #419  
Old 07-17-2009, 01:05 PM
queenofthelight's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 3,350
Princess Grace visits New York (1976-77).

http://i25.tinypic.com/2d94ccl.jpg
http://i31.tinypic.com/9kqydg.jpg
http://i25.tinypic.com/sxoxl5.jpg (Monaco, 1974)
__________________
"I've had happy moments in my life, but I don't think that happiness - being happy - is a perpetual state that anyone can be in. Life isn't that way." HSH Princess Grace of Monaco.
  #420  
Old 07-17-2009, 01:07 PM
Nathalie Cox's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: in a corner of ..., Argentina
Posts: 2,702
I love the second pic! no matter how old she was, she conserved that beautiful aura that nobody had! thanks for the pics!
__________________

__________________
* * The eyes are the mirror of the soul* *
The Impossible is what the mind can not imagine ...
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The late Princess Grace Part V tbhrc Princely Family of Monaco 184 01-06-2009 08:51 PM
The late Princess Grace Part IV Zonk Princely Family of Monaco 191 04-20-2008 04:21 PM
The late Princess Grace part 3 Elspeth Princely Family of Monaco 198 03-21-2007 07:50 PM
The Late Princess Grace Part II Gabriella Princely Family of Monaco 197 03-19-2006 05:40 PM
The Late Princess Grace Julia Princely Family of Monaco 137 09-15-2004 05:15 PM




Additional Links
Popular Tags
abdication birth birthday bourbon-parma camilla charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria danish royals engagement fashion genealogy grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri habsburg hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume hohenzollern infanta elena jordans king king abdullah king abdullah ii king albert ii king carl xvi gustav king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander palace picture thread pom pregnancy prince albert prince albert ii prince constantijn prince felipe prince felix prince frederik prince henrik prince joachim princess princess alexia (2005 -) princess ariane princess beatrix princess catharina-amalia princess charlene princess haya princess laurentien princess letizia princess mabel princess madeleine princess marie princess mary princess maxima queen mathilde queen maxima queen paola queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal russia state visit wedding willem-alexander william


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:36 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]